Bhubaneswar, September 14
BJD on Monday prolonged assist to NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh within the election for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman drawing sharp criticism from the Congress who mentioned the regional celebration’s true face has been revealed.
The election is more likely to be he held on Monday and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who can be the Odisha chief minister, introduced the celebration’s assist for the NDA candidate simply hours earlier than it.
A launch by the chief minister’s workplace mentioned Patnaik introduced his celebration’s assist for Singh after JD(U) chief and his Bihar counterpart known as him up within the morning, a CMO launch mentioned.
Kumar had known as him up on September 10 too and had requested him to assist Singh, a JD(U) MP who had filed his nomination on Wednesday.
BJD had issued a whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs the subsequent day September 11 to stay current within the Rajya Sabha all through the day on Monday as some necessary legislative enterprise will probably be taken up on September 14.
Nine of the 10 Rajya Sabha members from the state are of the BJD. BJP has one RS MP from the state.
The BJD had in 2018 too supported Singh within the election for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman put up. Singh had then defected Congress’s BK Hariprasad and have become the RS deputy chairman.
The put up, nonetheless, fell vacant after Singh’s time period within the Rajya Sabha expired in April, 2020. He has now been re-elected to it and is contesting once more for a similar put up.
Opposition Congress has criticised the BJD for its assist to Singh. BJD’s actual face has once more been revealed after it declared assist to the NDA candidate for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election.
BJD has been supporting BJP in all points and they’re one celebration, Odisha PCC president Niranjan Patnaik mentioned in a video message.
He accused the regional celebration of deceptive the folks of Odisha and mentioned, “The BJD has all alongside been supporting BJP though it talks about sustaining equal distance from each the BJP and the Congress.
In truth, there isn’t any distinction between the BJD and the BJP, the OPCC president asserted. PTI